Aer Lingus workers and management reach agreement

Aer Lingus workers and management have reached agreement on the implementation of the company's cost-cutting plan.

The controversial changes to work practices are to go ahead in most parts of the company, however some issues remain unresolved and the sides are seeking third-party mediation.

The deal, which was brokered between SIPTU shop stewards and airline management today, means that passengers should be able to look forward to a summer without threats of strike action at the former state carrier.

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